Everyone has been busy, but now that the election has concluded, how about a bit a news that is good for consumers? There has been a bit of a price war going on regarding the cost of Oil. It has been going on for about a month. I'm not an expert, but if you have to buy fuel for winter and you haven't committed to a contract - perhaps now it the time to take action.
As much as I find the linked site to be flexible in it's information, it is providing information about the contest between Saudi and US oil production. Part of it sounds like 2 children in a pissing contest, but whatever...now may be the time for you to act: http://www.bloomberg.com/...
I only lived in an area that required buying oil for a single year, so I am certainly no expert, especially now that I live in South Texas - just a messenger.
This Reuter's article appeared in late Friday afternoon (5:29 EST) and I missed it: Keystone XL pipeline loses support from U.S. customer. The article details the comments from Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources.
Oil companies have been strong advocates of Keystone in order to help alleviate oil supply bottlenecks, but Hamm's remarks raise the question of whether regulatory delays have eroded the industry's enthusiasm for the line, which has faced aggressive resistance from environmentalists.
When asked whether Keystone XL is still needed, Hamm said "not for our Bakken (crude). And is it needed for the industry? I don't think so ... not in the U.S."
Okay, so maybe a small drip, but I'll do a small dance anyhow. If I missed an earlier diary about this, apologies for the repost.
This will be quick!
I wanted to share information with some friends so I reluctantly signed onto FB. And right there: Who should be Texan of the Year: Cruz or Davis.
Who knew that Dallas News had an annual poll (well of sorts because you can vote as often as you want) and their 2 candidates this year are Calargy Cruz and Wendy Davis -
If you have a spare moment of 2, please take the time to vote for Wendy and send it to all your liberal friends.
Weird, this doesn't seem to be reported via MSM.
In his ruling on Monday, which followed a three-day trial in April, which focused on the safety of the procedure, district court judge Wickham Corwin said that the state of North Dakota had failed to demonstrate any need to regulate medical abortion, "much less a compelling need".
This news is from the Guardian - sort of makes one wonder why not in US?
I'll make this brief. Nate Silver today: Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup.
This is via NYT - and seeing as how they have a paywall, I'll post a link, but here is the headline: Senate Control in 2014 Increasingly Looks Like a Tossup
The GOP are pushing forward to get rid of Roe v. Wade via HR 1091 - Life at Conception Act. To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.
I understand that this may not see the light of day via the Senate, for this session, but seeing as how there is a petition being driven by RedState to show support for this heinous bit of legislation, should we send a reminder to our Representatives that we are adamantly opposed to this legislation?
I use POPVOX.com to send a message to my legislator's. If you agree that this is bad legislation, please use whatever notification system you commonly use to contact you legislator.
With all that is going on today, is it too hard for some to consider or remember how passionate we all were during the BP / Gulf of Mexico disaster. Well, while it has fallen off the front page, there are constant reminder's that law suits are ongoing.
But thanks to a small enterprise that is followed by few and sometimes is willing to go off the rails a tad, I can only say that BP woes are continuing. Here is a link to a recent post. Perhaps someone with more expertise can add more than I and that I would be eternally grateful for the help.
No, this international company hasn't de-linked from ALEC, but when they make a decision not to fight a State's regulation and change, it makes me wonder?
First the facts: CA has a regulation that requires Coke and Pepsi to make a choice: Either change the chemicals used in their caramel coloring OR your soda container must change to indicate that it contains a known carcinogen.
When I read this, it made me wonder why? Big Corporations routinely take on a State with any new regulation, regardless of merit - as they really don't want to be forced to do anything against their own will. So why buckle?
Are they trying to stay out of the media spotlight, because blogger's will immediately point to their connection to ALEC? http://www.guardian.co.uk/...
Americans for Prosperity, the KOCH backed enterprise has sent me their newest "plan". The AFP is adapting their Cain 9-9-9 Plan to a 12-12-12 Plan.
As Friday winds down and things get silly, I was notified of the U-tube video that was released by Fox that purportedly shows demonstrations in Russia. As the video explains, the film being used is actually demonstrations in Greece.
What more can I say, here's the vid:
I'm pretty lousy at writing these diaries, so I'll be brief. The Title is the headline from the Guardian UK.
The article is short and pretty much to the point, but the really great part is that in the story is the Complaint itself.
My legal background is ZERO, but after reading the first 17 pages, it is pretty blistering, blaming the Board for willful neglect (my words).
OK, I'll admit it, I read a lot here and don't add a lot. Thus far this AM, I have been sad about MB (yesterday, I had to shut my computer off or shoot it) so I missed the message.
So how about a funny story. I won't write it, because it is much easier to read the whole short story from Reuter's, titled Trojan Horse:
Sometimes in these dark moments a little cheer can brighten our day, if only for a moment.